Mobile users In US Get  Numbers Russian Threat

Spam Texts From Own

Text Spam

Thousands of mobile users in the US received spam texts from their own phone numbers

Bad Actors Spam

leading telecom carrier Verizon Wireless now say there are "bad actors" behind the spam

In Some Users Case

Spam link forwarded them to Channel One Russia, a Russian state media network, reports The Verge.

Verizon However Said

"we have no indication that this fraudulent activity is originating in Russia."

Verizon spokesperson told

"Verizon is aware that bad actors are sending spam text messages to some customers which appear to come from the customers' own number,"

The Company Added

"Our team is actively working to block these messages, and we have engaged with US law enforcement to identify and stop the source of this fraudulent activity,"

Spam Text Appeared As

US companies are on high cyber-security attack alert from Russia-backed hackers

US President Joe Biden said

Russia was "exploring" cyber attacks, but the US would use "every tool" to prevent and respond to such a move.


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